Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematicians develop and analyze mathematical models of complex real-world phenomena using available data, identifying relationships and patterns, etc. They test, validate and interpret solutions to provide a better understanding of processes and develop optimal solutions. Mathematics graduates today find careers in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, in manufacturing, in emerging technologies such as fiber optic communications, in aerospace industries, in the financial industry, and in energy-related industries.


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Web Sites for Applied Math Majors



Mathematical Sciences Career Information

Math Archives

The Mathematical Association of America

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  • Complete Book of Business Schools 2001
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  • VGM’s Handbook of Scientific & Technical Careers (2nd ed.)
  • Careers in Science & Engineering: A Student Planning Guide To Grad School and Beyond
  • Career Information Center: Administration, Business, and Office
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  • Career Information Center: Employment Trends and Master Index
  • The Complete Guide for Occupational Exploration
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  • Careers In Finance
  • College Majors and Careers


  • The Sloan Career Cornerstone Series: Careers in Mathematics


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